Cybersecurity News


How to Secure Machine Learning

Part two of a series on avoiding potential security risks with ML.
19 June 2020

Elon Musk Bitcoin vanity addresses used to scam users out of $2 million

While Bitcoin giveaway scams have been around for more than two years, new trick helps scammers net massive profits.
19 June 2020

Netgear Zero-Day Allows Full Takeover of Dozens of Router Models

Netgear Zero-Day Allows Full Takeover of Dozens of Router Models An unpatched vulnerability in the web server of device firmware gives attackers root privileges, researchers said.
19 June 2020

Cyberbullying: Adults can be victims too

Cyberbullying can happen to anyone, at any time – and at any age. How can adults deal with various forms of online abuse and harassment?

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19 June 2020

New Zealand CERT issues advisory on ransomware campaign

New Zealand CERT issues advisory on ransomware campaign By William Knowles Senior Editor InfoSec News June 18, 2020 The New Zealand Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) has released an advisory on a ransomware campaign leveraging remote access technologies. Unknown malicious cyber bad actors are targeting organizations’ networks through remote access tools, such as Remote […]
18 June 2020

FEMA IT Specialist Charged in ID Theft, Tax Refund Fraud Conspiracy

An information technology specialist at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was arrested this week on suspicion of hacking into the human resource databases of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in 2014, stealing personal data on more than 65,000 UPMC employees, and selling the data on the dark web.
18 June 2020

Healthcare CISOs Share COVID-19 Response Stories

Cybersecurity leaders discussed the threats and challenges that arose during the pandemic, and how they responded, during a virtual roundtable.
18 June 2020

Mozilla to launch VPN product 'in the next few weeks'

Mozilla VPN to exit beta this summer. Future plans include launching a Mac client. Currently only available on Windows, Android, iOS, and Firefox extension.
18 June 2020

Cisco Patches Flaw in Webex Videoconferencing App

Vulnerability would have allowed an attacker to gain access to sensitive information on a system, Trustwave's SpiderLab says.
18 June 2020

Google Yanks 106 ‘Malicious’ Chrome Extensions

Google Yanks 106 ‘Malicious’ Chrome Extensions Trojan Chrome browser extensions spied on users and maintained a foothold on the networks of financial services, oil and gas, media and entertainment, healthcare and pharmaceuticals and government organizations.
18 June 2020

Facebook’s FTC-Mandated Privacy Committee Now in Effect

Facebook’s FTC-Mandated Privacy Committee Now in Effect Facebook will report its privacy practices to both the committee, the FTC, and to a third-party assessor.
18 June 2020

Have Your Say: Dark Reading Video News Desk Seeks Reader Contributions

We've got questions for you on black infosec, burnout, vulnerabilities, COVID-19, and much more. Send us your video responses and we'll play them in our News Desk broadcast during Black Hat Virtual.
18 June 2020

Facebook sues websites that sold Instagram likes and scraped Facebook user data

Facebook files lawsuits against MGP25 Cyberint Services in Spain and against Massroot8 in the US.
18 June 2020

IcedID Banker is Back, Adding Steganography, COVID-19 Theme

IcedID Banker is Back, Adding Steganography, COVID-19 Theme The malware has boosted its anti-detection capabilities in a new email campaign.
18 June 2020

The Bigger the News, the Bigger the Cyber Threats

Criminals use disasters, wars, and now pandemics as air cover to focus collective anxiety and fear into highly targeted, malicious messaging.
18 June 2020

60% of Businesses Plan to Spend More on Cyber Insurance

New data reveals 65% of SMEs plan to invest more in cyber insurance, compared with 58% of large enterprises.
18 June 2020

Russia unbans Telegram

Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor said Telegram has agreed to help Russian law enforcement fight against extremist and terrorist content shared on its platform.
18 June 2020

O365 Phishing Campaign Leveraged Legit Domains

A sophisticated scheme used legitimate redirection tools to convince victims to give up Office 365 credentials.
18 June 2020

Cisco Webex, Router Bugs Allow Code Execution

Cisco Webex, Router Bugs Allow Code Execution High-severity flaws plague Cisco's Webex collaboration platform, as well as its RV routers for small businesses.
18 June 2020

Most Contact-Tracing Apps Fail Basic Security

A survey of 17 Android applications for informing citizens if they had potential contact with a COVD-19-infected individual finds few have adopted code-hardening techniques.
18 June 2020